Happy Monday! This week Gateway Green is putting the spotlight on Jason Klarfeld from UrbanEater.
UrbanEater’s mission is to build a unified marketplace where consumers can discover, interact and buy food directly from local producers. UrbanEater offers producers and consumers the ability to interact in a setting accessible via web, mobile, talent or public forum.
Name: Jason Klarfeld
Title: Co-Founder of UrbanEater
What neighborhood do you live in?: Lincoln Park
What is UrbanEater’s green angle?: Our focus at UrbanEater is to strengthen community by connecting people with local food and the folks behind it. Living in a big city, the majority of people interact with these types of local food merchants at outdoor marketplaces only during the spring and summer months. We want to help these merchants promote their craft to a larger audience of consumers not knowing where to find their product, continue to build relationships, and as a result, grow their business. By creating a “virtual farmers market”, we are able to bring a new quality of experience and intimacy to the online storefronts.